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Old Plays; Being a Continuation of Dodsley's Collection

With Notes, Critical and Explanatory

Six Volumes

First edition, six volumes.  London:  Rodwell and Martin, 1816  

Hardback set is overall in VERY GOOD condition.

  • Black covers three-quarter leatherbound have gilt ruling. 
  • Boards show some smudges, scuffing, edgewear.  Corners are bumped, scuffed, with exposed board.  See photos.
  • Spines have gilt text and decorated bands and are a little dimmed, with firm ends.
  • Bindings are secure.  
  • Marble end papers/ pastedowns show little sign of age or wear.
  • Title page of each volume is stamped "Huffnagle Spring Dale", with name in pencil.  See photos.
  • Interiors are toned, with moderate to heavy foxing, some small holes.  See photos. 
  • Inside pages are free of writing and intentional marks. 
  • Text block edges have some marks. 
  • PS2024.0506

2520 pages. 5 x 8 inches

Six volumes, in contemporary bindings, of this very scarce set, which was conceived as a continuation of Dodsley s famous Select Collection of Old Plays (1744).  General tanning to the paper, with some pages more foxed, but overall in very good condition. 

Contains the following: Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus and Lust's Dominion; John Lyly, Mother Bombie, Endymion, and Midas; Middleton, Women Beware Women, A Trick to Catch the Old One, The Spanish Gypsy, The Changeling, More Dissemblers Besides Women; Dekker, Wonder of a Kingdom, Old Fortunatus; Rowley, A New Wonder, a Woman Never Vext; Webster, Appius and Virginia; Chapman, May Day, Monsieur D'Olive, Bussy D'Ambois; Webster and Rowley, Thracian Wonder; Marston's Antonio and Mellida, What you Will, and Parasitaster: or, the Fawn; Heywood, The English Traveller, The Royal King and Loyal Subject, A Challenge for Beauty.  

Printed by Whittingham and Rowland, Goswell Street, London, for the publishers Rodwell and Martin, successors to Mr. Faulder.  

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